El Tiradito

El Tiradito (HM11CX)

Location: Tucson, AZ 85701 Pima County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 12.972', W 110° 58.472'

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(The Wishing Shrine)

This is the only shrine in the United States dedicated to the soul of a sinner buried in unconsecrated ground. It is affectionately called "El Tiradito"- the castaway. The many legends about its origin all involve a tragic triangle love affair in the early 1870s. The mysterious powers of "El Tiradito" are still an important part of local Mexican lore and culture. This site is on the National Register of Historic Places.
HM NumberHM11CX
Series This marker is part of the Arizona: The Presidio Trail series
Year Placed1988
Placed ByTucson Historical Committee and Arizona Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 502399 N 3564400
Decimal Degrees32.21620000, -110.97453333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 12.972', W 110° 58.472'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 12' 58.32" N, 110° 58' 28.32" W
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Area Code(s)520
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 418 S Main Ave, Tucson AZ 85701, US
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